Recipe by Executive chef, Edwin Molina of Double Zero
2 slices sourdough bread TGM BREAD
½ cup chèvre DECIMAL PLACE FARM
2 tbs. fresh herbs (i.e. basil, parsley, dill, fennel) HEIRLOOM GARDENS
1 radish (sliced thinly) RODGERS GREENS & ROOTS
4 mushrooms (cleaned and quartered) HEIRLOOM GARDENS
3 Carrots (cleaned and cut into 4 spears) MCMULLAN FAMILY FARM
Honey DANCES WITH BEES
Red wine vinegar
Lettuce greens (Arugula, kale, or bibb) RODGERS GREENS & ROOTS
Preheat a grill over high heat. Meanwhile, lightly brush the bread with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, and then set aside. Chop fresh herbs, about 2 tablespoons worth. Add the herb mixture to the cheese, and season with salt, pepper and olive oil. Once grill is hot, grill the bread on both sides to the desired darkness and then set aside to cool. Heat a pan over high heat and add a splash of olive oil to the pan. Add carrots to the pan to begin roasting, and do not move around. Once that side has developed color and caramelization, flip each carrot over onto another side and continue to do so until there is color on all sides. Add the mushrooms to the pan and roast until they caramelize. Season with salt and pepper and add a splash of red wine vinegar. In a bowl combine your lettuces and radish slices. Season the mixture with salt, pepper, olive oil, and vinegar. Mix well to combine and set aside.
To assemble, use the back of a spoon and apply a generous amount of the cheese mixture to the top of the sour dough toast. Spoon roasted veggies over the top of the cheese mixture and drizzle spoonful of honey on top. Finish with a pinch full of arugula and radishes and cut the toast in half.
Chef’s note: This recipe can be utilized in many ways using what you find at the market. If you happen to stumble upon some eggs, poach a few to place on top! Another great option is to line the toast with earthy nut butter (like cashew or almond) instead of the cheese. The veggies of course are interchangeable – I like to get a good hard roast on them to develop flavor but keeping some raw will not hurt the dish either. HAPPY COOKING!!